500 North Milwaukee Now Called Kenect Chicago
Nov09

500 North Milwaukee Now Called Kenect Chicago

The low-and-high rise development formerly known by its address of 500 North Milwaukee Avenue is now being called Kenect Chicago. New signs went up around the construction site recently where Akara Partners‘ 14-story residential block and a matching four-story combo residential and retail building are being constructed.  There’s also a knectchicago.com web site to go with it. The different shades of orange triangles and...

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Unimpressed With Changes, West Loopers Still Vehemently Opposed to 111 South Peoria
Aug11

Unimpressed With Changes, West Loopers Still Vehemently Opposed to 111 South Peoria

For the second time in two months, Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr. (27th) held a community meeting to discuss a proposed development for 111 South Peoria Street in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, currently a surface parking lot. And for the second time, West Loopers came out to the Merit School of Music loaded to the gills with ammo in an attempt to see to it the site remains undeveloped. Not that developers haven’t tried...

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One of Chicago’s Worst Blocks May Finally Get Nuked and Rebuilt [updated]
Oct04

One of Chicago’s Worst Blocks May Finally Get Nuked and Rebuilt [updated]

With autumn here, we’re required by law to use fall references wherever we can. In this case, we’ll go with “One bad apple can spoil the bushel,” because that’s what people in the Fulton River District have been dealing with for as long as many people can remember. The bad apple is the smelly, boarded-up, eyesore of a building that squats on one of the corners of Grand, Milwaukee, and Halsted. It’s...

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